Scio, NY - Martin W. "Marty" Parkhurst of Main Street passed away at home on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He was born on February 17, 1952 to Donald and Gwendolyn (Broughn) Parkhurst. On September 23, 1972 in Conesus he married Sally Barber who survives.
Marty was a former resident of Scio who was a self taught cook and chef. He had worked at many area restaurants including Penn Valley, Better Days, Modern Dinner, Castaways and the Brass Balloon. Marty enjoyed the social aspect of cooking and catered many functions and volunteered his cooking talents for family, friends and for the Ridgewalk. Marty had a sense of humor, loved his grandchildren and enjoyed family picnics. He will be remembered for his many daily trips to the grocery stores where he enjoyed socializing with customers and staff.
Surviving besides his wife Sally; 3 daughters, Brooke (Ed) Wonderling of Scio, Sarah (Jason) Marion of Scio and Holly Steadman of Rochester; 5 grandchildren, Hannah and Madyson Wonderling; Rylee, Gage and Jude Marion; a brother, Donald (Linda) Parkhurst of Livonia; a sister, Kathy (Michael) Meyers of Springwater; 8 sisters in law and 8 brothers in law; several nieces and nephews.
Marty was predeceased by his parents.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 11, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. His funeral service will take place at 8 pm following the calling hours with Rev. Frank Troutman presiding. Memorials in Marty's name may be given to the MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, 1650 South Ave. Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.